Crushed Rainbow Snack
Keebler Rainbow Vanilla Wafers into a resealable plastic bag.
Seal the bag and then roll a rolling pin over it to crush the
Open the bag, stir in a few spoonfuls, of vanilla pudding, and
the treat - right out of the bag.
1 (1/2 gal. )
vanilla ice cream
4 c. orange juice
1/2 c. lemon juice
2 (28 0z.) bottles lemon-lime carbonated soda, chilled
Spoon ice cream into punch bowl. Add the orange and lemon juices
stir gently with spoon. Add lemon-lime soda slowly and stir
will become foamy. Ladle into plastic cups and serve. Makes about
green sugar sprinkles
Fun drink to go along with your St. Patrick's Day treats... Put
one or two small scoops
of lime sherbet in a clear plastic cup. Pour Sprite or 7Up over
Add some green sugar sprinkles and you have a Leprechaun's Lime
Get 10oz plastic
green bottles of Mountain Dew. Make some
computer labels to put over the others and call them
"Leprechaun Drink" or "St Patrick's Day Brew" or "Irish Dew"
I ran into a leprechaun
And asked if he'd been told
Where the rainbow ended
With the treasured pot of gold.
He didn't know, but then gave me
A special Irish brew (dew)
To brighten your St. Paddy's Day
I'm sharing some with you
Sit right down I have something for you,
Here's a green bottle of very good brew. (of special Irish Dew)
It's not a clover, or rainbow or gold,
Just a great drink, or so I've been told!
(or a magical drink)
JelloŽ Brand instant pistachio pudding
small jars with lids (baby food jars)
Place 1 tablespoon of the leprechaun dust (pudding mix)
into a jar (1 for jar for each child)
Add 1/4 cup cold milk adding the milk makes the instant pudding
Place lid on tightly and have your little leprechauns shake away.
Enjoy the results and let the imaginations fly.
Do You Believe
If the child says
yes give them a tablespoon of Jell-o Brand pistachio pudding.
It looks white, but turns green when the milk is added.
If the child says no give them vanilla pudding.
1 (8 oz.) small can
crushed pineapple with juice
1 box instant pistachio pudding mix
9 oz. (medium-size) container frozen non-dairy whipped topping
1 (9-inch) prepared graham cracker crumb crust
Place pineapple and pudding mix in a mixing bowl and mix well.
Fold in whipped
topping. Spoon into pie shell and put in the refrigerator of 39
minutes before serving.
Key Lime Pie
Place 5 egg yolks in
a large bowl, beat on low speed on electric mixer for about 1
Stir in one can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk, then stir in
1/2 cup of lime juice and
mix well. Pour filling into a 9" pie shell, lightly baked. Bake
at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes
or until filling is lightly set. Cool on a wire rack for about
1/2 hour. Beat 5 egg whites at
high speed until meringue consistency (soft peaks). Fold in 1/2
cup of sugar. Spread
over pie filling. Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minute or until
meringue is lightly browned on
peaks. Cool on a wire rack for about 45 minutes. Refrigerate to
chill before serving.
Day Cookie Pops
If you are looking
for a fun and easy recipe to do with the kids, try these
deliciously simple St. Patrick's Day Cookie Pops. The kids will
and giggle while making these treats, and will have something
fun to give to family, friends, and classmates!
20 vanilla wafer cookies
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 12-ounce bag white chocolate chips
green and yellow gumdrops
green and yellow Nerd candies
Cake decorating writer gel in green, yellow, red, orange, and
1 tube of green cake decorator frosting with tip
green and yellow decorator sugar
green food coloring
ice cream or lollipop sticks
wax paper or paper plates
Spread peanut butter onto the flat side of the cookies.
Place an ice cream stick into the peanut butter on half the
Top with another cookie so the stick is sandwiched between the
Melt chocolate chips in the microwave, one minute, then in 20
increments, stirring until smooth. Before melting, separate the
chips into two bowls. After melting, add a few drops of green
coloring to one of the bowls of white chips to make green
Dip cookie pops in the melted chips, covering completely.
Sprinkle with green and yellow sugar and lay or stand on
waxed paper or paper plates. Place in refrigerator to chill.
After coating with white chocolate, dip top of pop into
Slice two yellow gumdrops to make beard. Allow to dry on wax
Use black and red decorator gel for eyes and mouth, and for trim
Rainbow with Pot of Gold
After coating with white chocolate, cut a green Dot in
adhere to chocolate. Before chocolate has a chance to dry, place
candy nerds "in" pot. Create a rainbow with various colored
After coating with white chocolate, sprinkle with yellow
then draw on a shamrock using green cake decorator icing.
Four Leaf Clover
After coating with green chocolate, use green sliced
gumdrops to create clover leaves.
Slice a small strip out of remaining gumdrop for stem.
Use a green candy Nerd for the center of the clover.
Note: Another variation is to use vanilla or chocolate frosting
instead of peanut butter for the filling.
These can also be made without sticks. Use one stick to be able
to dip the cookies in chocolate
and roll in sprinkles, then remove the stick and put on wax paper
or paper plates, then chill.
We made different
potato dishes and graphed our favorites.
Prepare a snack
using slices of fresh green vegetables. Examples:
cabbage, cucumber, avocado, zucchini squash, and lettuce.
You can add green
food coloring to melted butter on toast and scrambled eggs
to make green eggs. You can add food coloring to mashed potatoes
Also, you can add green food coloring or if you can find it in
your local grocery store...
Hershey's makes a HULK chocolate syrup that is green - add it
to milk and it looks green but taste like chocolate milk.
Green Mint Ice
3 lbs. potatoes (medium
1 T. butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups finely chopped onions
2 T minced garlic
1 can chicken broth
3 cups milk
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
optional toppings - bacon bits, shredded cheddar cheese, chives
Scrub potatoes and pierce each one with fork a few times .
Bake potatoes for
1 hour at 400°, or until tender. Remove from oven and allow to
to handle, then peel potatoes. Cut 3 potatoes into soup-size
cubes, and set
aside. Mash remaining potatoes. In a dutch oven, large saucepan
stock pot, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Stir in
and minced garlic. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook about 10
until soft - do not brown. Stir in mashed potatoes ; mix
thoroughly. Add chicken
broth, milk, salt and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat for
a few minutes,
reduce heat, cover and simmer about 20 minutes, stirring
occasionally. Add cubed potatoes,
stir, simmer a few more minutes until heated through. Add
toppings to individual servings.
2 C flour In a large
bowl, stir together the flour, 1/2 tsp salt salt, baking soda,
powder, sugar. 1/2 tsp baking soda 1-1/2 tsp baking powder.
With a fork,
blend the margarine with the 2 Tbsp sugar dry mixture until it
is crumbly. Mix in the
raisins and caraway seeds. 1/4 C margarine 1 C raisins In another
bowl, beat together,
the eggs 1 tsp Caraway seeds and buttermilk. Pour and stir this
mixture into the large
bowl of dry ingredients. Mix 1 egg and turn the dough out onto a
3/4 C buttermilk and knead until smooth. Shape into a round loaf
and place in a
greased 8" cake pan. With a floured knife, cut a 1/2" deep
cross in the top of the loaf.
Bake 375 for 30 minutes - place pan on a rack to cool.
Make lime gelatin
for the kids to eat at snack.
1 box pistachio instant pudding mix
1 - 8 os. container frozen whipped topping mix, such as Cool Whip
1 can crushed pineapple (16 oz.)
1/2 cup maraschino cherries
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 bag miniature marshmallows
Mix pudding mix with crushed pineapple (drained). Stir in
and marshmallows. Cut cherries in half and stir into mixture.
and whipped topping. Refrigerate at least one hour before
one 1 oz box of sugar-free
instant pistachio pudding for every 5 children
1/2 cup milk per child
1 small resealable plastic bag per child, tablespoon,
1/2 cup measuring cup, 1 spoon per child
1. wash hands
2. put 1 Tbsp pudding mix in plastic bag
3. pour 1/2 cup milk in bag
4. close bag tightly
5. shake and squeeze bag
6. open bag and eat it up!
Let the children
help make open faced sandwiches by spreading soft cream cheese
on slices of whole wheat bread. Let each child in turn place an
open shamrock shaped
cookie cutter on top of his or her sandwich and fill it with
alfalfa sprouts. Then have the
child remove the cookie cutter to reveal a green sprout shamrock
on top of the cheese.
1 cup vanilla ice cream,
1/2 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon mint extract or flavoring
4-5 drops of green food coloring
Pour all ingredients into a blender and blend at a medium
for about 30 to 40 seconds or until the consistency of a milk
Blend 1 banana, 2
cups lime sherbet, and 2 cups milk.
Make sugar cookies.
Let the children add green icing
and green sprinkles on top of the cookies!
For a little
"leprechaun magic," spoon some yellow applesauce
into a bowl and add a drop of blue food coloring. Invite your
to stir the applesauce and watch as it turns into a green fruity
Easy Shamrock Cookies
Purchase two rolls of refrigerated sugar cookie dough.
Have each child wash his/her hands.
Then give them each a 3/8" slice of dough and piece of waxed paper.
Help each child divide
the dough into four pieces. Then have them roll 3 pieces of the
dough into balls and place
them together on the waxed paper to form a shamrock. Have the
children slightly flatten the
dough balls. Then for the extra piece, they roll into a snake to for a
stem for their shamrock.
Encourage the children to cover their shamrocks with green sugar
sprinkles. Place the cookies
on a foil lined cookie sheet. Use a permanent marker to write each
child's name on the foil beside
his/her cookie. Bake the cookies according to the directions
provided on the cookie dough wrapper.
Cool the cookies on a baking sheet before serving them. Provide
green food coloring in milk for dipping.
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